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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Contrarian to release debut full-length via Willowtip Records

Progressive/avant-garde death metal legion, Contrarian - which unites the musical prowess of drummer George Kollias (Nile), guitarists Brian Mason (Sulaco) and Leon Macey (Mithras), vocalist Cody McConnell (Goemagot), and guitarist Jim Tasikas and bassist Ed Paulsen, both from the New York-based progressive metal fusion act Delirium Endeavor - will release their debut full-length this Fall via Willowtip Records.

Titled Polemic, the eight-track offering was captured at Watchmen Studios (USA), Dreaming Studios (UK) and Soundtrap Studios (Greece) with all mixing and mastering done by Macey also at Dreaming Studios. A departure both musically and ideologically from most bands within the genre today, the record is essentially just that - a polemic. A smorgasbord of original and authentic death metal riffs, layered with blistering solos and mind-blowing percussion, Contrarian never sticks to any one thing for too long. Perpetually changing and evolving, the band's layered sound and technical wizardry is not to be misconstrued as senseless noodling. Instead, the songs on display delve into avant-garde, latter-day, Schuldinerian-style riffage, with atmospheric variations proving a wholly enticing listen to all those willing to take in its eccentricity.

In advance of its release this November, they unveil the first official helping of the record in the form of the visual accompaniment to its title track.

Sample "Polemic" below.

Polemic Track Listing:
1. Polemic
2. Need For Apathy
3. Retrieval
4. Foreknowledge
5. Predestined
6. Libertarian Manifesto
7. Diogenes At Delphi
8. Nothing Is Everything

Contrarian's Polemic will see release on CD and digitally via Willowtip Records on November 20th, 2015 with preorders and additional track teasers to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

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